We are Lyndsay and Lyndsay (yes, really), two thirty something friends of nearly twenty years, who had a vision:
To help make unique, quality UK pet products easier to find for pet owners.
Then to combine that with an amazing shopping experience.
The vision for a unique online pet shop started with Isle of Man based Lyndsay, a Puppy Coach and Pet Psychology Practitioner. She was fed up of cheap, mass produced pet products and dreamt of a pet product website, packed with alternative pet products which were crafted by small business owners.
Products would be beautifully presented, to create a memorable shopping experience.
Around a campfire and a stay in a yurt, the vision began to come to life. UK Lyndsay's lifelong love of animals lead her to a pointer called Beau. Lyndsay knew how hard it was to find unique, well crafted pet products which weren't the same mass produced pet items everybody else had. With Beau's early struggles and her job in a veterinary surgery, she also knew how hard it was to find the right guidance and help, especially for new pet owners.
Lyndsay and Lyndsay wanted to create an online community, where pet owners could browse, shop, ask questions and hang out with like minded people, while gaining knowledge and information to help with everyday pet owning struggles.
Not From The Pet Shop is more than just a story about two girls called Lyndsay with a big idea and an online pet shop, it's a place pet owners can shop with ease whilst supporting small UK businesses.
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Lives: The Isle of Man
With: Canine Hydrotherapist husband Lee, teenage Son, step daughter, Patch & Soxx
Past pets: 7 cats, 3 fish & 1 horse
Current Pets: 2 dogs
Previous work: Bar work & corporate stuff
Current work: Specialised Puppy Coach and Behaviour Consultant at PuppyPaws IOM & Co-Owner of Not From The Pet Shop
Dog related background: Pet Psychology Practitioner, doggy foster mum, Specialised Puppy Coach with learning from IMDT, SOCS, Canine Principles and an absoluteDogs Pro Dog Trainer. Currently studying with Canine Flow & The School of Canine Science.
I believe: That who you are as a pet owner is who you are as a person.
What I love about NFTPS: The suppliers behind the products are real people who all have a passion for craft & animals.
Having the opportunity to bring those two things together.
With: Partner Kevin, Beau and puppy Dexter
Past Pets: 3 dogs, 1 cat, 3 fish and 8 hamsters
Current Pet: Beau
Current work: Playing with your pets for a living in a Vet practice.
When not playing with your pets in my job, I'm finding them great quality pet products for NFTPS.
Previous work: Boring finance stuff.
Dog related background: BSCS Complete Canine Care Diploma. A volunteer for Guide Dogs UK and a local rescue centre.
What I love about NFTPS: Getting to know our suppliers and chatting to you on Instagram and seeing the love we all share for our pets.
What else? I play the trombone in a local brass band, and if you challenge me to a box set binge, I’ll probably win.
Not From The Pet Shop - Chief Mischief Maker
Not From The Pet Shop - Chief Treat Taster
He LOVES food
He hugs like he is sharing your skin
But not just anybody gets those
Not From The Pet Shop - Chief Toy Tester